Rashee Rice accuser asks cops to drop assault charges against Chiefs star over nightclub incident in Dallas

The man at the center of assault allegations against Rashee Rice has asked police to drop all charges against the Chiefs star.

Rice remains under investigation after he was accused of hitting a photographer at a nightclub in Dallas earlier this month.

But cops told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that the complainant ‘has signed an affidavit of non-prosecution’ – which outlines their desire for all charges to be dismissed and no further action be taken. 

‘The investigation is ongoing,’ a Dallas Police spokesperson said. 

A man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including swelling on one side of his face, officials previously told The Dallas Morning News.

Chiefs wideout Rashee Rice has been under investigation over a car crash and alleged assault

Rice, pictured during the 2024 Super Bowl, was Kansas City's top wide receiver last season

Rice, pictured during the 2024 Super Bowl, was Kansas City’s top wide receiver last season

Law enforcement officials have been looking into claims that Rice punched the man, with a police report accusing the ‘suspect’ – Rice is not named – of luring the photographer back to the Lit Lounge & Feu Nightclub in downtown Dallas before assaulting him.

But the owner of the nightclub at the center of the assault allegations questioned the police’s version of events. He claimed security footage shows the accuser leaving with no visible injuries. 

Rice is already facing eight charges over a 119mph car crash in Dallas. Previous reports claimed that the Chiefs expect Rice to be suspended for at least half of the upcoming NFL season over the wreck.

Rice, 24, allegedly hit a photographer at Lit Kitchen nightclub in Dallas during a night out

Rice, 24, allegedly hit a photographer at Lit Kitchen nightclub in Dallas during a night out

Rice and his friend Theodore Knox were reportedly racing each other before the wreck

Rice and his friend Theodore Knox were reportedly racing each other before the wreck

Rice, 24, surrendered to police after he and another driver of a speeding sports car allegedly caused a crash involving a half-dozen vehicles on a Dallas highway in March.

The Super Bowl winner is facing one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury in relation to the wreck.

Earlier this week, though, it was reported that Rice had joined up with his teammates as Kansas City kicked off full-squad offseason practice. 

Last season, as a rookie, Rice led the Chiefs wide receivers in catches (79), yards (938) and touchdowns (7).



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